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Hand-Embellishing Knit Fabric: Stenciling, Appliqué, Beading and Embroidery taught by Natalie Chanin

Designer Natalie Chanin will show you how to hand-sew appliqué and add artistic stencils and stitches to turn a Vogue coat pattern (included free!) into a work of art.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual
Lenulina on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton jersey (single layer, 3 yards), button & craft thread, and mettler cordonnet for topstitching. This is a test garment. Next time I will modify the pattern removing the excess that creates the 'billowy' effect at the back hem.

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Thanks :) It's a medium weight cotton jersey with just a little touch of spandex. The color is dark gray with I guess something like ink/indigo/purssian blue in it, hard to describe. I purchased it at my local fabric store that each week has a huge piles of fabrics delivered from NY - all sorts of fabric, some cuts still have a stickers with the dealer info. I guess leftovers from showrooms, sample rooms etc. Store sells it at $2.99/yard. I still have couple of yards of this fabric left, bought it to be a muslin fabric to test a project before I order from AC. That organic cotton must be so nice to work with, can't wait.

02/05/2014 Flag

thanks for the info! great idea to try first with that much-less-expensive fabric. but a lot of sewing!!

02/06/2014 Flag

That is beautiful - your topstitching is gorgeous. Is that thread thicker than the button and craft thread, or did you use multiple strands?

02/06/2014 Flag

Thank you, Dr. Fun :) The available button & craft thread colors did not match my fabric so I kept looking for a thread to topstitch this. Found Mettler Cordonnet thread at local fabric store. The color matched perfectly! The Mettler Cordonnet feels thicker/fluffier than bc thread so I used a single strand. I hope the thread will not shrink or something once I wash my jacket. But it should not since it is a polyester thread.

02/06/2014 Flag

Beautiful and Meticulously done! TFS!

02/15/2014 Flag

Just beautiful. And it looks *very* well done. congrats!

07/18/2014 Flag